On Friday, September 8th some friends and I went to the one and only 29 Rooms!
Here’s some background in case you do not know what 29 Rooms is. Basically, it is a massive fun house with 29 rooms, all of which are art exhibits of the sorts. Some are sponsored by businesses, celebrities, or well-known artists. It was pretty incredible.
Tickets sold out super fast so if you didn’t have a chance to go, don’t fret! You can live it through some of my photos!
Unfortunately, me being the silly person I am, I forgot my camera battery. Still face-palming to that. On the very bright side, Sarah came clutch and was literally the kindest ever to share her camera battery with me.
The process it took to get inside was very smooth luckily. I heard last year was a little messy and that people waited outside for hours. I was impressed that we got in only a couple minutes past our time slot (3:02).
Nevertheless, there were A LOT of people. We made it to MAYBE half the rooms. There were lines to all rooms so we did make the most of our time. We were a little bummed, but it was still a blast!
The first room we went to was the Dreamer’s Den, room number 29. We ran to the back, because we figured the rooms would be less crowded there. This one was much different than others since it was a performance. In other rooms, everyone did their own thing, but this was especially unique.
The setting was a speakeasy style. Everything looked really 30s. The walls were all black and decorated with white lights, making it look like stars.
Kat Cunning asked everyone to write down wacky dreams and she randomly picked ones. With each dream, she created and sang a song on the spot with the guitarist about the dream, while maintaining the 30s style. It was incredible, cozy, and so beautiful.
The walls were painted like people. This might have been the most colorful room. The floor was mirrored, but unfortunately it was a little clowdy so the effect was not as cool as it could have been.
Below is Sarah sailing the 7 seas of waste.
It was especially awesome because if you stood in a particular place, the colored lights would follow and change according to your movements.
Below are some of the lovely ladies in these lights.
The room below was the Planned Parenthood one and it was so well done. It might have been one of the coolest to take pictures with because of the neon lights. I like the saying in these photos “care no matter what”.
Below was a piece that wasn’t necessarily a room, but absolutely incredible. It spun around and the faces went with it as it spun. It was made of a material similar to a nylon mesh of the sorts. Truly I have no idea how one could ever begin to creating a masterpiece like this. Wow. Just wow.
We did not have time to look too much at this lantern room, but basically people could paint things on the lanterns. I saw what this person did and it reminded me of all my sisters in AST. Shoutout to you all!
This was a super cool room known as “Erotica in Bloom”. I know what you’re thinking… “THOSE FLOWERS ARE HUGE”. Yeaaaahhhh, they’re fake. BUT they did smell like flowers. A brand was promoting their perfumes from the line inside each flower and vines of flowers encased the room.
The room below was fan-cy. Get it? I am trying to be punny, even though those are pinwheels. There were hair dryers in the room for us to spin them ourselves also. I liked how you can see how fast some are moving in comparison to others based off how they were captured.
This room was called “The Future is Female”. It had boxing gloves and punching bags. Very empowering and fun. Sarah unintentionally matched most rooms and that was pretty awesome. Random, but whenever I think of this room, I think of the song “Punchin’ Bag” by Cage the Elephant.
The photos were difficulr to clarify/post process because of the darkness and red lights. Each I did a little differently so don’t get to annoyed by the inconsistency. It’s just a thing.
This room was related to the Women’s March and being a confident woman. Posters covered the walls and floor and in the middle of the room, there were postcards and a bucket on a table where people could write notes to send to government officials.
It ground our gears, but the exhibits closed much earlier than they should have. They started closing around 5:30-5:45, when the event closed at 6. Some of the rooms could have taken more people in before closing and it would have made the event much better. Anyways, this was our last official room spot.
In an upcoming blog post, I will post photography that my friends took of me as well as photos we took together in the rooms.. stay tuned!
We reserved dinner at a Vegan place for dinner and it was amazing. I took some photos on the way so here they are!
I loved this wall piece. It made a pretty obvious statement about street art, but overall, it was a beautiful piece.
The animals below are a fox, racoon, and squirrel. This art was very different compared to most wall art, which made me really appreciate it.
This wall art looked like mixed media painting. Absolutely beautiful!
I loved the name of this place and the style of the sign and building.
So much wall art everywhere. Gotta love Brooklyn.
This is the place we went to for dinner. The building was super cute and the food was phenomenal. I got some food with jerk spices and they put edible flower petals in it. So adorable. Plus the potato wedge apetizer with gravy was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.
Oh yeah, and the logo was also pretty darn cute.